Do Cats Grieve?

Many people don’t realize animals grieve the loss of companions and family members. Even if companion cats had a hostile relationship, the surviving cat may still grieve the loss. There’s confusion about where the other cat has gone. To add to the initial grief of the surviving cat, there’s the fact that humn family members…

Why do cats knead?

Why do cats knead?

Cats have many unique and amusing behavioral traits, and kneading is just one of them. Kneading is the motion cats make by rhythmically alternating their paws, pushing in and out against a pliable, soft object (such as a lap). Not all cats knead in the same way; some never push out their claws at all, and…

Why do cats purr?

Why and how do cats purr?

No one knows for sure why a domestic cat purrs, but many people interpret the sound as one of contentment. Most scientists agree that the larynx (voice box), laryngeal muscles, and a neural oscillator are involved. Kittens learn how to purr when they are a couple of days old. Veterinarians suggest that this purring tells…